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post #46 of 63
#attentionwhore
post #47 of 63
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Originally Posted by steveabdn View Post

Which course is it you're planning to do at Cambridge?

Back on topic, without a definition of what you're talking about there's no way anyone from outside your little club can contribute

It is not about a Club and Membership of that Club. Prep is something that can be recognized without Being A Prep, and No Prep Would Prohibit A Non Prep From Speaking About What Prep Is, or Otherwise Contributing To It's Definition. In fact, use of the word prep, in general terms, may well have been started and the term refined by non preps from the very outset. For Preps Do Not Define the Term, as they are prep by reason of their existence and lifestyle.

post #48 of 63
What do you think of this Fez?
post #49 of 63
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What do you think of this Fez?

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post #50 of 63
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Originally Posted by TheHoboPrep View Post

It is not about a Club and Membership of that Club. Prep is something that can be recognized without Being A Prep, and No Prep Would Prohibit A Non Prep From Speaking About What Prep Is, or Otherwise Contributing To It's Definition. In fact, use of the word prep, in general terms, may well have been started and the term refined by non preps from the very outset. For Preps Do Not Define the Term, as they are prep by reason of their existence and lifestyle.

I don't understand. Is this a cult?
post #51 of 63
This is a picture of a Sock.

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post #52 of 63
Thread Starter 

Thank you for bringing my attention to these items, which have nothing at all to do with the topic. It is evident that, at least for some people, Whether By Reason Of Material Impoverishment During Their Infant Years, or some Other Mal-Occurence In Their Early Life, or the feeling that They Were Left Out Of Prep By Reason They Did Not Attend A Prep, or Otherwise Had Their Noses Pressed Against The Glass Looking In, that this discussion has become too much for them to witness on The Internet, and so For This Reason They WIll Thereby Attempt To Lessen It's Presence, Through Dimwittery and SEO Like Magick.

 

As for prep, it is obvious that anyone can commentate upon it, For It Is Not Only For Preps To Speak About, and from its earliest beginnings, Was Defined and Recognized From Near Distance By Those Who Were Not Prep.

post #53 of 63
At prep school, the only thing we ever talked about were girls, as there were rarely any around.

We certainly Never Talked about our Social Status or our Subculture. Those that did Talk About their Wealth or Family Names were often looked Down Upon as being Gauche or possibly Nouveau Riche. Basically, We were teenage Boys who played Lacrosse and occasionally had Outdated and Obsolete Lessons in Proper Bearing and Mannerisms.

Like any subculture, "prep" is probably mostly about family and friends with a heavy emphasis of socialization. Style had nothing to do with it. What you see here is a bemused apathy from an audience of people who don't care where they or you went to school.

If you are a troll or sock, you're a fun one so we are playing along.
post #54 of 63
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What do you think of this Fez? Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I've heard of someone dressing like that, but with a sombrero, and going into an office.
post #55 of 63
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Originally Posted by TheHoboPrep View Post

Thank you for bringing my attention to these items, which have nothing at all to do with the topic. It is evident that, at least for some people, Whether By Reason Of Material Impoverishment During Their Infant Years, or some Other Mal-Occurence In Their Early Life, or the feeling that They Were Left Out Of Prep By Reason They Did Not Attend A Prep, or Otherwise Had Their Noses Pressed Against The Glass Looking In, that this discussion has become too much for them to witness on The Internet, and so For This Reason They WIll Thereby Attempt To Lessen It's Presence, Through Dimwittery and SEO Like Magick.

As for prep, it is obvious that anyone can commentate upon it, For It Is Not Only For Preps To Speak About, and from its earliest beginnings, Was Defined and Recognized From Near Distance By Those Who Were Not Prep.
I went to the worst school in my city in one of its poorest areas, far from being jealous of others and their educations this gave me a drive to succeed. I left school at 15 to work in a shipyard and now 17 years later I'm entering the most exciting year of my working life.

I want my children to go to a good school, the fact you seem to think that you are different because you went to a better school speaks volumes about you.

I'm interested in what it is that you're so keen on protecting but you're really poor at defining it. At this point you may as well be speaking about scientology.

Are you a hobo by choice? How do people who are forced into that lifestyle feel about you stealing their style??
post #56 of 63

he's a hobo who admires preps.   (whatever they are)

 

wait!   he is an unemployed Ralph lauren model.

post #57 of 63
I think SF identifies far more with the tendencies of the UHB. Especially when it comes to nit-picking details important to the .01% of the wealthy (and of that .01%, 0% being actual SF members), "preppy" is too youthful a movement. Instead, the politics of black tie, the etiquette of lapel structure, or dissertations on how the combination of red, yellow and black marks one a farmer, are far more front-and-center here. Again, all very real concerns of the UHB.

I'd suggest you take your gripes to Tumblr. If going off of usernames and blog titles, Tumblr is the last bastion of Prep-dom. A place where Preps (proper) of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds (just kidding, everyone is rich on Tumblr) can come together to mourn the fall of their "lifestyle." One might think it odd that so many people should identify with, and actively perpetuate, a dead culture, but I suppose everyone has their Graceland.

Either way, Tumblr is where you will find soldiers to fight your war on the infidels. However, I suggest stopping by the #menswear tag to get some camouflage pants before the war begins: Pastels don't make for superior wartime garments.
Edited by bourbonbasted - 1/3/14 at 5:50am
post #58 of 63
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I've heard of someone dressing like that, but with a sombrero, and going into an office.
i don't have a sombrero.
post #59 of 63

essentially, the o.p is complaining that people supposedly less wealthy than him dressing in an almost identically bland or disgusting  fashion. don't worry, there are enough cable knit sweaters and bowties to go around.

 

and what did he expect to find here???  wealthy types who will declare "it is OUR RIGHT to dress this bad, not yours?". I'm lost. a good percentage of members here either come from money, or are self made men. who's children will come from money.  and a few have excellent taste too.

 

so being pissed that hipsters have bastardized his beloved subculture more than Ralph Lauren is not going to change that he can at last be accepted by the masses.now he can play lacrosse with these guys:

:p

 

 

i also attended a school where education was bought by parents. and have never embraced the culture. my children will get an education learned, not an education bought.

edit: if my kids EVER come home dressed like they work for R.L or A&F, i will donate ALL their stuff to goodwill. then see their stuff worn better in a thrift fit by someone with style.

post #60 of 63
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Originally Posted by TheHoboPrep View Post

Sure.

Prep is associated with prep schools (boarding schools such as PAA, PAE, Choate, Hotchkiss, Brown, and Others Elsewhere in this Small World In Which We Live) and to some extent was derived from the uniforms that prep students had to wear.

Ivy is associated with prep, but is not prep. In fact, I think that Ivy, is not the same as Prep, For Many A Prep Never Went To An Ivy, instead Going Into Business In A Wall Streety Firm, a Workshop As A Craftsman-Apprentice, A Merchant-Apprentice or To A Tech like RPI or MIT.

Trad is a means by which the established gentlemen of any profession, whether it be Law, Medicine, Investment Banking, Being a Merchant of Goods, Or Being a Doctor of Animals, would wear clothing, and Display Good Manners and Uniformity Without Being a Popinjay.

Popinjay? I never acutally heard the term used by anyone in contemporary speech.
Do you carry a walking stick and wear a homburg too.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popinjay
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